I love the HackLab.TO.
2018, we have a Google Assistant booking a restaurant for you.
2019, the same assistant is used by the restaurant to take bookings.
2020, Robot decide that language is not the best way to communicate to each other, start to develop the good old modem
2021, Your assistant decided you need an hair cut and booked you your appointment with a self driving car already waiting for you and a date on tinder for after the aircut.
FYI, when sharing a link, check if the following are present in the URL
#sm.( followed by random string)
These are “engagement trackers” and they can reveal your source for the URL
Consider the #privacy implications if you include them. They’re not needed for the website you’re visiting to actually show you the content
Mahsa also makes another point in her talk that is very important.
She mentions that we can't just tell Iranians to move away from using Telegram because it is as much a social and cultural phenomenon as much it is a technical one.
According to her, Telegram provides a framework that permeates Iranian internet culture in a very specific way.
She says that we should focus on making Telegram better and that Telegram should be more proactive rather than reactive to human rights issues.
Only two more hours and I get to go on vacation!